Dear Readers, we are providing to you Word List from The Newspaper to improve your word power. It will help you to enhance your word power as well as you can understand the correct usage of the word.Your reading habit can make all the difference. If you are not able to read a newspaper for Teaching Exam.We will post important words every day from editorial section.
Meaning: inciting or causing people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
Example: A ban on slaughter, if carried to its logical extent, will be dangerous and create a state within a state. It will not only be undemocratic but also seditious. The Constitution calls for a more tolerant and pluralistic approach.
Meaning: search unsystematically and untidily through something.
Synonyms: search (through), hunt through, scrabble about/around in, root about/around in, ferret (about/around) in, fish about/around in, poke around in, dig in, grub about in, delve in.
Example: “Yeh hai bijli ka haal (This is the state of power supply),” exclaims Aftab. He quickly puts the disruption behind him and rummages through a pile of documents he summons from his room. It has photos, paper cuttings, receipts and certificates, some of them inscribed in the local Bundeli dialect, of the volleyball camps and events he has attended over the years.
Meaning: (especially of something unwelcome) flourishing or spreading unchecked.
Synonyms: uncontrolled, unrestrained, unchecked, unbridled, widespread, pandemic, epidemic, pervasive.
Example: The village lies in the heart of the drought-prone region, battling bad crop, water crisis and unemployment. Migration is high and crime rampant. “We have to struggle for everything here. There are no opportunities. Educational facilities are limited. The only scope we saw was sports,” says Rizwan, who was groomed at the Lucknow Sports College.
Meaning: the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts.
Example: Despite the difficulties and paucity of equipment, Aftab has been able to make a name for himself, even finding recognition by the Bundelkhand Volleyball Protsahan Samiti. Two years ago, the district administration appointed him as its official district volleyball trainer.
Meaning: showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.
Synonyms: disparaging, denigratory, belittling, diminishing, slighting, deprecatory, depreciatory.
Example: A derogatory Facebook post about the Prophet Muhammad, allegedly posted on Friday, June 30, has sparked communal violence in Bengal. The affected areas are Baduria, Basirhat and surrounding towns and hamlets in the North 24 Parganas district, less than 100 km from the capital, Kolkata. Part of the story, such as the rumour that a schoolgoing 17-year-old wrote the offensive post and chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s claim that governor Keshari Nath Tripathi insulted her, are hard to believe.
Meaning: not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.
Synonyms: unashamed, shameless, unembarrassed, brazen, audacious, barefaced, blatant, flagrant, bold, confident, immodest, unblushing, unrepentant, undaunted.
Example: The focus of the visit was clearly on boosting trade and economic ties with Europe. Mr. Modi’s unabashed selling of India as an investment destination is the most striking aspect of his outreach to the West.
Meaning: the reduction of costs or spending in response to economic difficulty.
Example: This is also a time when Europe is concerned about its own future under the onslaught of
Britain’s impending exit from the European Union and America’s flirtation with retrenchment under President Donald Trump.
Meaning: a pragmatic attitude or policy.
Example: Mr. Modi’s outreach, sustained over the last three years, has injected much-needed pragmatism in a relationship which was adrift for quite some time. Now the proverbial ball is in Europe’s court.
Meaning: extremely amusing.
Synonyms: very funny, extremely amusing, hysterically funny, hysterical, uproarious,
Example: It is generating so much heat and so little light. It may be useful to refer to a hilarious story in R.K. Narayan’s book My Dateless Diary in which he refers to a young orthodox Indian, a Gandhian, who goes for study to the U.S. and finds himself in a situation where he has to take to beef-eating.
Meaning: (especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair.
Synonyms: tumbledown, dilapidated, derelict, ruinous, falling to pieces, decrepit, neglected, gone to rack and ruin, run down, crumbling, decaying, disintegrating.
Example: In Goyara Mugali, the sight of a bloody battle between the British and Mughal forces in 1857, the landscape is dominated by the yellowish-brown characteristic of arid Bundelkhand. Congested lanes, uneven broken paths, ramshackle semi-pucca structures, overflowing drains, mounds of filth and dysfunctional handpumps showcase the infrastructural poverty of the village located in Banda district, a few kilometres from the Ken river.
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